Kim and Dinesh’s Gotham Hall Wedding

When Kim and Dinesh told me about the spectacle they had planned, I knew right away that this was not a story for black and white. When you combine the intense, colorful, time-honored and raucous traditions of Chinese and Indian weddings with the incredibly sumptuous space of New York’s Gotham Hall, you have a colorful day in every sense of the word.

It more than lived up to all of our expectations. The ceremony and reception were absolutely stunning, and Kim knew how to mix the traditional and the modern, offsetting her Chinese dress with some Louboutins so fantastic that she needs to win some sort of award for being able to walk on grass in them.

But what really stands out is their tenderness at every moment in a day that brought us from midtown to the Bronx and back again, through door games and groomsmen wearing lipstick and tea ceremonies and horses in the streets of Manhattan and so much more. Always tender, between themselves and to others. Congratulations.

(A few photos by Erica Camille)

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The Eye of Gotham is Watching You

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Perhaps because I’ve shot three weddings and an engagement shoot in the past four days in New York and D.C. and thus have redefined my sleep schedule, I’m going all trippy for today’s image. This is a two-image panorama from a tilt-shift of the awesome (in the true sense of the world) ceiling at Saturday’s wedding at Gotham Hall.

And also a happy note about humanity — I was lying flat on my back to do this panorama, and my phone fell out of my pocket during it. I can’t live without a phone for a second, so I bought a new one, and I got a call on it yesterday that a worker had found it! Honesty prevails, and this is why it’s a good idea to have your contact information on your phone’s lock screen.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II (rented for novelty from my pals at Adorama)
Lens: Canon 45mm T/S